ARCHANA VAN GILS – PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT
Archana earned her bachelor degree in architecture from S.I.T, Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka, India in 2003. Her work experience spans more than 16 years in various architectural and interior designing projects for prominent clients across Delhi and Gurugram. She worked with top architectural and interior designing firms in Delhi & Gurugram for more than seven years and developed her own design skills before she found AVG Architecture en Interiors in 2010 and “by archanavangils” brand in 2016.
Archana gained global exposure by travelling to Indian and international fairs, design exhibitions, events and by meeting interesting people worldwide. She regularly visits few of the biggest design and furniture exhibitions and events in the world such as Salone del Mobile Milan , Italy , Mason & Objet , Paris, France and International furniture fair , Guangzhou, China just to name a few. For her, observation is an important aspect to bring a new idea come to life. The possibilities are endless, so bringing in the right blend of balance and proportions with a touch an innovative detail can transform a space to stand test of time. It is not only about making a space look good but how the space subconsciously settles in one’s memory forever.
Her ever-changing style has emerged from learning the rules but bending them according to the requirement of design. Her designs have been recognized and published on national and international platforms. According to her a good design is everyone’s right and she is extremely passionate about making her designs accessible to the masses. Her designs styles are contemporary and minimal which unify clean lines, natural tones and textures to bring in a subtle opulence. She firmly believes, every day is an incredible opportunity to learn and discover something new.
“Every space has a body of its own and a good design is the soul, which brings it to life”.